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Often times, aesthetics take a back seat once our projects reach functionality. This is precisely what happened with our bus build once we moved out of Tampa and to our new small town of Marion, NC. It was livable, so we were living in it! We never did get around to installing cabinet faces in the kitchen, adding drawer pulls, or finishing the aluminum walls in the living room but we had shifted our focus to establishing our business in a brand new town so we didn't sweat it!  In February of 2015, we found a cheap warehouse for rent on...

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Last year we took a spontaneous vacation to the quaint town of Savannah, GA. While we there, we visited their train museum. While walking through the old round house, Joey noticed the flooring. It looked like brick, but it wasn’t. It was wood. Evidently, using wood vs. stone was common back in the 1800s to increase longevity of roads & it helped reduce dust from horse-drawn carriages. Joey researched the design, invented by a man with the last name Nicholson. He decided immediately we would be incorporating this into some of our furniture pieces. We ended up making a few end...

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Once the insulation was complete, it was time to decide where we wanted everything to go. It made sense to have the living room in the front when you first walked in. If our TN selves are anything like our FL selves, we will be entertaining and hosting events, even when we move into our micro home! So we needed to leave enough space in the front for a couch or two. I foresee some fun dinner parties in our future!   The midsection will be the kitchen with plenty (relatively speaking) of counter space to me to cook up...

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Now that the bus was stripped to the bare bones, it was time to build her back up. After cleansing the steel with Xylene, we applied a generous coat of oil-based Rustoleum paint to serve as protective enamel. We have big plans for our bus so can’t be worrying about preventable things like rust! In case you didn’t know, our primary goal it is to live in the bus (all 300 square feet of it!) for a year or so while we build our shipping container home in the great state of Tennessee! Hey, I never said we were sane....

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Life tends to get in the way, A LOT. Before we knew it, nine months had flown by and we hadn’t made any substantial progress on the bus. However, that was all about to change. First things first, we had strip the interior, all the way down to the galvanized steel floors. The obnoxious blue carpet was first on the list to go. Under the carpet was an inch and a half of padding used to protect the kiddos that were previously using this bus as a gymnasium. Not sure how I would feel about that if I was their...

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